For Food’s Sake hooks up with Inishfood


FOR FOOD’S SAKE & INISHFOOD ask: What is the future for Irish fish?

2.30pm, Saturday 19 May, 2012

Harry’s Bar & Restaurant, Bridgend, Inishowen, Co Donegal


WHAT? Teaming up with Inishfood (see below for more details), For Food’s Sake are bringing our regular food tasting and discussion event on tour to Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula, where we’ll be taking inspiration from the spectacular coastal location and exploring the positive opportunities as well as the challenges for the Irish fishing industry.

On hand to kickstart the conversation will be marine biologist Elena Piana of Goatsbridge Trout Farm, Co Kilkenny; fisherman Michael Cavanagh, local skipper with Green Isle and chairperson of Foyle Fishermen’s Co-op, Donegal; and Amy Caviston of A Caviston fishmonger and café, Greystones.

As usual, there will be a chance for the audience to contribute to the debate, as well as to taste some great Irish-caught fish and Irish-produced fish products.

This hour-long session is part of a really exciting full day’s programme which runs from 9.30am with coffeemaking and bread-making sessions in the morning to 5pm with a Twisted Irish Cocktails demo with Hayden Lambert (Merchant Hotel) & Oisin Davis (Sugar Club) showcasing Irish ingredients. But the Saturday daytime sessions are just the start of it – the festival continues with a no-menu meal that evening and a great day’s line-up on Sunday featuring everything from shore foraging with Sally McKenna of the Bridgestone Guides to a mini-agricultural show with Ella McSweeney of Eat to the Ground. See for the full line-up, or read my piece in last weekend’s Sunday Times here.

WHERE? Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Inishowen, Co Donegal, as part of the second annual Inishfood festival, which runs from 18–20 May 2012.

HOW MUCH? Adm free for the hour-long session, or €20 for Saturday’s All-Day Skills-Sharing Sessions Pass including lunch, tastings & cocktail. Alternatively, all-access weekend tickets costing €75 include Saturday & Sunday Daytime Skill-Sharing Sessions with food, coffee and cocktail tastings; Saturday lunch; Saturday night #NoMenu feast with matching beers; Sunday afternoon Féile Grianán Áiligh in a local fort celebrating ancient culture and traditons, and re-enacting an ancient beer brew.

For more information on Inishfood, see  or, follow @inishfood on Twitter, call Harry’s at +353 (0)74 9368 544 or email

Or keep an eye on for details on all For Food’s Sake events. We’ve a few more up our sleeves for the coming months!


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